Jury finds Boardman man not guilty in 2016 aggravated murder case

YOUNGSTOWN — Jurors returned to the Mahoning County Courthouse today and deliberated about 20 minutes before finding D’Aundre Turner, 26, of Boardman, not guilty of all charges — aggravated murder, murder and aggravated robbery — in the 2016 shooting death of Omar Croom, 22, on Youngstown’s East Side.

On Friday afternoon, while the jury was at lunch, the smell of natural gas throughout the downtown area caused many of the buildings in the downtown area, including the Mahoning County Courthouse, to be evacuated. The jurors were sent home.

They all returned today and reached a quick verdict. He has no other pending charges and will be released from the Mahoning County jail. The jury deliberated part of Thursday and part of Friday before the gas leak interrupted their deliberations. In all, they deliberated about six hours.


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